Green Goal Achieved Ahead of Schedule

When the College unveiled its Carbon Neutral Plan in 2009, the campus community began working toward one of its major goals: a 20 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2015. But in early February, members of the Presidential Task Force on the Environment were able to announce that Holy Cross has already reduced its carbon emissions by an estimated 23.5 percent. In addition, the new Integrated Science Complex received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a national organization that certifies buildings that are green and sustainable and protect the environment. It is the first LEED Gold certified project on campus. Plans for the $64 million complex were conceived with the highest standards of efficiency and innovative, environmentally friendly elements.